Mid-American Conference

Football ends historic season with Top 25 nods

Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois’ 2012 football team made a little more history Tuesday when the Huskies were ranked in the final Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 polls for the first time. The Huskies finished the season ranked 22nd by the writers who vote in the AP poll, and came in at No. 24 in the coaches’…

Men’s soccer quintet named Academic All-MAC

Mike Mascitti
Seniors Mike Mascitti (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) and Pat Sloan (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team were named to the Academic All-MAC Team. Sophomores Paul Hogan (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North), Jayson LeSeth (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) and Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) each earned honorable mention recognition the league…

Women’s hoops falls just short at Valpo, 54-49

Satavia Taylor
Northern Illinois nearly overcame an 11-point first half deficit while not leading the entire game, but just missed on three shots in the final minute of the game to tie or take the lead in a 54-49 loss to Valparaiso. The Crusaders (5-8) earned only their second win in 21 all-time meetings over the Huskies (5-8),…

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